English to Somali Translation Projects
We assist organizations with documentation or marketing material (e.g. brochures, manuals, website content, PowerPoint presentations, product labeling, etc.) that are written in Somali and require accurate translation into English.
Of course, in addition to English to Somali and Somali to English translation assignments, we can also assist you with the translation of the world's most popular languages to and from Somali: Arabic ↔ Somali; Spanish ↔ Somali; French ↔ Somali; German ↔ Somali; Italian ↔ Somali; Portuguese ↔ Somali; Russian ↔ Somali; Japanese ↔ Somali; Chinese ↔ Somali; Hindi ↔ Somali; to name but the most popular... We can source translation expertise for virtually any language pair.
Somali Language Style
Our translators, editors and proofreaders render well-written and clearly understandable texts. We place a high value on rendering a finished product that is faithful to the language style of the original text.
Somali to English Translation Projects
We assist businesses in finding the best available Somali to English language translation resources – including experienced Somali language translators (native-speaking Somali if appropriate or required).
In our experience, a Somali language native-speaker may not necessarily be the right translator for the job. (See: Common myths and misconceptions about translation.) Though a native-speaker may be preferable for certain translation assignments, having Somali as a native language may not 'translate into' Somali language expertise (pun intended). An experienced linguist with strong Somali and English language translation credentials, in-depth experience and professional credentials, regardless of native language, may often prove to be a better choice.
Identifying and securing the services of the appropriate Somali language resources is what we do! (Refer to our Somali translation assignment process for information on our Somali translation project management process).
In a nutshell, we use professional translators who have a solid mastery of the Somali language (grammar, spelling, cultural nuances) and a solid understanding of the subject matter.
Once we are confident that the appropriate freelance resources have been identified and certain that we can honour the project deadline, we submit a quote for the translation assignment.
If we cannot secure the appropriate resources, we will do our best to refer you to Somali translation sources of information that we have confidence in.
EuroTalk Interactive - Talk Now! Learn Somali – English ↔ Somali
Talk Now! is the world's best selling language learning CD-ROM series for beginners, used by more than three million people to date. Designed for newcomers to the language, Talk Now! is the perfect method to access a wealth of comprehensive fundamental vocabulary and accurate pronunciation in one user-friendly plan packed with useful words, a picture dictionary, and quizzes. Anyone over 10 years of age will find the program indispensable for improving listening, understanding and spoken language skills.
The "intelligent" software feature remembers words you get wrong and targets your weak points.
Extensive basic vocabulary, from first words, food, colors, phrases, parts of the body and numbers, to telling time, shopping and countries.
Each of the target languages for Talk Now! has help available in an additional 102 languages – simply choose the flag of your native country in the beginning of the program & EuroTalk's Talk Now! Program will provide instruction in your native language.
Each topic contains listening practice, an easy game, a hard game, a printable dictionary as well as the opportunity to record your voice and hear how you sound in comparison to the two native speakers who tutor the user throughout the Talk Now! course.
Each question that is answered correctly increases the user's score - get an answer wrong and points will be lost. There are 1800 points in total to gain from the disc. A full score earns the user a 'Gold Award'.
|Additional Somali Language Information Content in Somali Translation
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The Somali Language Landscape
Population of Somalia: 9,558,666 note: this estimate was derived from an official census taken in 1975 by the Somali Government; population counting in Somalia is complicated by the large number of nomads and by refugee movements in response to famine and clan warfare (July 2008 est.)
Languages: Somali (official), Arabic, Italian, English
Internet country code: .so
Internet users: 94,000 (2006)
Somali is a member of the East Cushitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by ethnic Somalis in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Yemen and Kenya, as well as by the Somali diaspora around the world – an estimated total population of between 10 and 16 million speakers.
In 1972, Somali was declared the official language of Somalia and is used in education, administration and the media.
The exact number of speakers of Somali is unknown. However, it is estimated to be anywhere between 10 to 16 million worldwide. One source estimates that there are 7.78 million speakers of Somali in Somalia itself and 12.65 million speakers globally.
Sources: CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia – Content available under GNU Free Documentation License
The Global Language Landscape – Languages in Use on the Internet
FreeTranslationClassifieds.com website for Somali Translation resources.
SOMALI TRANSLATION BOOK STORE
Everything the web has to offer in terms of bi-directional Somali dictionaries, Somali reference material, Somali translation software and hardware that is of particular interest to translators working with Somali, as well as the Somali translation and linguistics community can be found in the CILFOtranslations.com Somali Translation Bookstore.
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CILFO Translations Proofreading & Editing Resource Store
Find New and Used Proofreading & Editing Resources and Multi-Language Reference Material in the CILFO Translation Bookstore.
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